Sat.Jul 30, 2011

Have You Created a Citadel for Your Startup?

Startup Professionals Musings

By Bob La Loggia, CEO StormSource Software Business is often compared to war and waging battle with enemies. Indeed, Sun Tzu’s “ The Art of War ” is one of the most popular business books ever written, and it was originally written as a military strategy guide.

Venture Deals: Chapter 4: Economic Terms of the Term Sheet

Ask The VC

We are now getting into the juicy stuff – economics of the deal. When discussing the economics of a VC deal, one often hears the question “What is the valuation?” While the valuation of a company, determined by multiplying the number of shares outstanding by the price per share, is one component of the deal, it’s a mistake to focus only on the valuation when considering the economics of a deal.

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Angel Investors in Montana

Angel Investing News

The Flathead Beacon (Kalispell) just published this article: Angel Investors in Montana. Angel Investors Dave Opitz Financing a High-Im Financing a High-Impact Venture Frontier Angel Fund Innovate Montana Kalispell Montana Whitefish

The last industrial relic

Start Up Blog

You probably don’t know this but the office is a weird thing that only turned up when factories did. Sure Lawyers and accountants had them, but not in the corporate form they exist in today. The office was an addendum to where stuff got built. It was there by accident, it was there because the tools of the trade (office machinery) had not been democratized to the point where we could own and have them in our home.

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Weekend Favs July Thirty

Duct Tape Marketing

Weekend Favs July Thirty This content from: Duct Tape Marketing My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week. I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you check them out if they sound interesting.

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Plan for your ‘every three million dollar crisis.’


Here is a phenomenon I discovered over time when dealing with many small start-ups in their early revenue period. A very predictable series of rotating crises seemed to befall most every one of these young companies. These became so predictable that I could accurately label them as occurring about every $3 million in gross profit (or revenue for service companies).

Startups: One More Day To Apply To Arctic15!


Startups, you've got one more day to apply to Arctic15 the startup competition. Deadline for the applications close tomorrow evening at midnight. Fore more information on the competition and rules - head over to the Arctic15 website , where you'll also find the link to submit the application.

Raouf: Should You Care About Your VC’s Investors?

Ask The VC

Firas Raouf from OpenView Partners has today’s VC Post of the day up titled Should You Care About Your VC’s Investors? In it he covers some fundamentals about how VC funds are structured and then lists three things that the nature of the LPs of a VC firm will tell you about that firm. VC firm credibility : The quality of a VC can often be judged by the quality of its LPs. High-quality LPs invest in high-quality VCs.

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Weekend Ponderable: Eternal Truths

47 Hats

Way back in 1981 I was pretty much at rock bottom. I was working as a bicycle messenger in San Francisco, after wandering off the academic reservation. I can remember sitting there in the can after a shift one day: I was soaked to the bone, cold and hurt everywhere after going ass over head when my front wheel got caught in an old train track paved over by Levi Strauss. Up on the cheap plywood that the toilet at 444 Clementina was, at eye level if you were sitting down, some graffiti.

nycdigital: Registration has begun at the Reinvent NYC.GOV.

Mark Birch

nycdigital : Registration has begun at the Reinvent NYC.GOV Hackathon! . It is awesome to see our city government take an active role in the NYC technology community. startup hackathon NYC government hackday innovation


EIN News

$376 billion in reduced payments to service U.S. Some of the other savings would. steep initial decline in stocks in the United States on Friday, adding to the malaise in. little to stop online infringement. That’s why venture capitalists , law professors, and Internet engineers and

US Tech Jobs By the Numbers

Mark Birch

To give some perspective on my last post on tech startups and the jobs gap in the US, could the tech industry actually produce enough jobs to fill the gap? Just how many tech jobs and over what period of time would we be talking about? The current jobs gap is currently 1.29 million jobs, so we are dealing with a huge number of jobs to fill for a sector that does not produce a ton of graduates and is only a small contributor to overall employment.

Cold Beverage by G. Love & Special Sauce - I could use a few.

Mark Birch

Cold Beverage by G. Love & Special Sauce - I could use a few today…perfect summer song. music